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is nervously watching a fast moving creek that is threatening a christmas day flood. cbs 5 reporter is in east pal alto where people spent the evening sandbagging around their homes. >> reporter: that's right. and right behind me is the levy where crews are hard at work, reeling in the truckloads of sandbags, gearing up for more rain tomorrow. while most people spend christmas eve stacking presents under the tree. some east pal alto residence spent their night sandbagging. in preparation of more rain. >> and we are just packing up the sand. >> reporter: sunday monday, they spilled over the levy, cutting the neighborhood between daphne way. >> and we were swarmed with so much water last night. you had to run out. >> reporter: they are several evacuees. >> how is this affecting your christmas? horrible. just horrible. and they sets back. >> reporter: he could not do any last-minute shopping, spending the night with his eight kids in his car. a block away, things are getting back to normal in that home as they were evacuated, thankful that their house was not damaged. >> it was like up this high
nervously. afraid that it will overflow again. cbs 5 reporter is in east pal alto where a flood on sunday night pretty much ruined their holidays. >> reporter: last night they stacked these sandbags to protect homes in this neighborhood. today they have stayed pretty low. people tell me that they are taking the threat of another flood very seriously. >> it has been a crazy couple of days. >> reporter: a crazy couple of days for people that live in this east palo alto neighborhood. water seeped flu the levy as homes were evacuated. >> and we had to leave everything behind. >> reporter: christmas eve residence returned while the crews with the city and the california conservation core work on the night for repair. by christmas day hundreds lined the levy as more rain set in. even more sandbags were seen stacked outside of homes mixed in with the holiday decoration. >> we knew high tide was coming. >> kids didn't wake up in the morning thinking that they would have to help their parents clean out their front yards and, you know, clean up the cars. they wanted to go outside to play with their
of the person who killed rockies, there is a $1,000 reward. reporting from san francisco, patrick sedieio, cbs 5. >> isn't that awful? a vigil was held last night at walnut creek for a young man shot and killed during a confrontation with police earlier this week. the vigil was held outside of the hair salon where he worked. the police were called to an apartment early thursday where a woman said that banta was attacking his roommate. the police say he was armed with a knife and that they were forced to shoot. friends and family say that banta was a gentle person who must have suffered a breakdown. >> and we just don't understand how someone could have taken his life. i am sure that something happened. but how -- someone could take, he is small in stature. 5'4", 130 pounds. how threatening is that? >> family members say police have not shared any information with them about banta's death. the officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave during the investigation. >>> this morning, negotiators in the senate are still trying to forge a last-minute compromise to save all americ
. >> your watching cbs5 eyewitness nos on the cw. >> a terrible tragedy near the golden gate bridge, the body of a man and child pulled from the waters of the san francisco bay. >> the american people will not have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to the economy. not right now. >> the president says he's optimistic, congressional leaders promise avivement why the fiscal cliff compromise will be a cliff hanger. >> and a step back in time. how you can buy a piece of the past from your favorite ride. >> grieve, i'm elizabeth cook. >> a man and child pull from the waters and sadly, neither survived. the coast gash got the call of two people in the warter near point bonita. alyssa is there. >> reporter: the bodies were taken to fort baker. the man and young boy were at black sands beach. known for it's beautiful views of the city and treacherous surf. this stretch of coastline in sausalito is where a man and child were swept to sea and drowned. they were found floating under the golden gate bridge. late this afternoon, around 4:00, a third person who was taken out by t
was toasting right along with them, and smiling. hangers! well, c-b-s 5 reporter don ford tells us: ngers has come >>> you may remember faye dunnaway screaming "no more wire hangers. " the fight as come to your neighborhood dry cleaner. >> reporter: who would have thought the simple act of dropping off your dry cleaning would involve international politics? >> most of all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says they have flooded the market, forcing all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers, more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4-5 cents a hanger. now it's anywhere from 8-10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: customers noticed. >> they never like it, but it's the cost of supplies. you have to do it. >> reporter: hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemical, and wages. >> reporter: when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts.
cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs 2 news washington. >> a former bay area city councilman is about to learn firsthand how washington works or doesn't. he's a newly elected congressman and heading into a capitol hill quagmire. how the representative elect plans to help fix our fiscal ills. >> you're the freshman walking in. >> i'm ready to act. >> reporter: 31-year-old newly elected democratic congressman says if the 112th congress can't figure out the fiscal cliff. >> it is avoidable. >> reporter: he's ready to bring some small town solutions to capitol hill. so you really think you can take the city politics to washington and it's going to work? >> it's about personal relationships, trust, working together for the people who elected you. >> reporter: he was a dublin city councilman and said he had to work with republicans in order to pass a city budget. he says it's the same kind of compromise strategy in washington. >> i'm confident there can be a buzzer beater where we can beat the clock and deliver. >> reporter: i asked him to give me one word to describe his feelings entering
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